Stunning semi-antique Persian garden panel rug motif with stylized flowers and cypress trees.
This is the less common version with floating hexagons rather than squares or windows.
Wonderful use of abrash (variegation in color do to changes in the dye batch) — particularly in the burnt orange, which creates a painterly effect in the carpet.
This woven by a Bakhtiari tribal weaver in western Iran.
Condition is good with some scattered wear and small professional repairs that are hard to see. Side cords and fringes are in excellent shape.
Very solid and well crafted rug that can be used in a high foot traffic area or near an entrance.
Pleasing well balanced colors including burnt orange, ivory, purple, and green.
The garden panel motif is also known as a ‘khesti’ motif, and dates back several centuries in Iran. The Bakhtiari are masters of the design but it is also woven by the Luri and the Qashqai, and occasionally in the cities of Qom and Tabriz.
Exact size is 10 ft. 3 in. by 5ft. 5 in. Wool pile on cotton warp. 1930s – 1940s.
Last photo with Morgan silver dollar shows the backside of the carpet.
The Bakhtiari tribe, numbering 800,000, inhabit an area of 67,000 sq. km that straddles the central Zagros Mountains in Iran. Although only about a third of the tribe is nomadic (the rest are settled agriculturists), the nomads embody the Bakhtiari cultural ideals.
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